Simply put, Marvel Entertainment is a media juggernaut (pun definitely intended). Comic book fans continue to follow Marvel’s epic plot threads. Plenty of readers still digest the company’s big-budget cinematic triumphs. And at one point in time, Netflix featured four of Marvel’s more underrated characters within exclusive shows.
Gamers are finally getting treated to interactive experiences that do right by the Marvel source material. 2018’s Spider-Man swung over to the PlayStation 4 on behalf of Insomniac Games and managed to become one of the year’s best releases. On mobile, standout titles such as Marvel Battle Lines, Marvel Future Fight, Marvel Strike Force and Marvel Contest of Champions have dominated the top games charts.
The next major Marvel game on the horizon is the latest installment from the Marvel Ultimate Alliance franchise. The beloved action RPG series is returning as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, developed by Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja studio. It certainly appears Marvel is looking to produce another universe that can thrive alongside the thriving Marvel Cinematic Universe: the Marvel Gaming Universe.
We all know a Spider-Man sequel for PS4 (or PS5, perhaps?) is a foregone conclusion. But so many other Marvel characters could thrive in AAA-gaming adventures of their own. If these games are ever slated to come to fruition, these are the development studios that should handle such a massive undertaking.